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Newswise: Kennesaw State University’s Charles Parrott Selected as a 2020 CUR­–Arts and Humanities Faculty Mentor Awardee
Released: 29-May-2020 8:25 AM EDT
Kennesaw State University’s Charles Parrott Selected as a 2020 CUR­–Arts and Humanities Faculty Mentor Awardee
Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

Charles Parrott, associate professor in the Department of Theater & Performance Studies at Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw, GA, has been selected as a 2020 Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)–Arts and Humanities Faculty Mentor Awardee.

Newswise: Trinity University’s Rubén R. Dupertuis Selected as a 2020 CUR­–Arts and Humanities Faculty Mentor Awardee
Released: 29-May-2020 8:20 AM EDT
Trinity University’s Rubén R. Dupertuis Selected as a 2020 CUR­–Arts and Humanities Faculty Mentor Awardee
Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

Rubén R. Dupertuis, associate professor and department chair of religion at Trinity University in San Antonio, has been selected as a 2020 Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)–Arts and Humanities Faculty Mentor Awardee.

Newswise: New CUR Board Members Elected
Released: 8-May-2020 8:30 AM EDT
New CUR Board Members Elected
Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

John F. Barthell (NSF), Donna Charlevoix (UNAVCO), Niharika Nath (NYIT), Karen K. Resendes (Westminster College), and Binod Tiwari (CSU-Fullerton) have been elected to the Executive Board of the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR).

Newswise: Radford University’s Jeanne Mekolichick Elected as 
2021–2022 President of the Council on Undergraduate Research
Released: 1-May-2020 8:30 AM EDT
Radford University’s Jeanne Mekolichick Elected as 2021–2022 President of the Council on Undergraduate Research
Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

Jeanne Mekolichick, associate provost of academic programs at Radford University in Radford, VA, has been elected as 2021-2022 president of the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR).

Newswise: University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire to Host 2023 National Conference on Undergraduate Research
Released: 28-Apr-2020 8:50 AM EDT
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire to Host 2023 National Conference on Undergraduate Research
Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

The Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) has selected the University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire to host the spring 2023 National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR).

Newswise: CUR’s First Virtual Posters on the Hill Showcases Undergraduate Research to Policymakers, Scholars, and the Public
Released: 16-Apr-2020 8:25 AM EDT
CUR’s First Virtual Posters on the Hill Showcases Undergraduate Research to Policymakers, Scholars, and the Public
Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

On April 21, students will participate in the 2020 Posters on the Hill event. This year, because of COVID-19 challenges, undergraduate researchers and faculty mentors from institutions such as Butler University, California State University–Fullerton, and University of Chicago will share their research online.

Newswise: The Council on Undergraduate Research's Chemistry Division Selects 2020 Outstanding Mentorship Awardees
Released: 7-Apr-2020 9:00 AM EDT
The Council on Undergraduate Research's Chemistry Division Selects 2020 Outstanding Mentorship Awardees
Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

The Chemistry Division of the Council on Undergraduate Research has selected the following recipients of its 2020 Outstanding Mentorship Award: Geneive Henry (Susquehanna University), James A. Phillips (University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire), and Aimée Tomlinson (University of North Georgia).

Newswise: Steven J. Miller Selected as 2020 CUR-Goldwater Scholars Faculty Mentor Awardee
Released: 3-Apr-2020 8:15 AM EDT
Steven J. Miller Selected as 2020 CUR-Goldwater Scholars Faculty Mentor Awardee
Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

Steven J. Miller, professor of mathematics at Williams College, has been selected as the 2020 Council on Undergraduate Research-Goldwater Scholars Faculty Mentor Awardee. The award consists of a plaque and $5,000 for the awardee’s research program and/or undergraduate researchers.

Newswise: Michael Dorff (BYU), George C. Shields (Furman U) Honored as 2020 CUR Fellows
Released: 18-Feb-2020 8:45 AM EST
Michael Dorff (BYU), George C. Shields (Furman U) Honored as 2020 CUR Fellows
Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

Michael Dorff (Brigham Young University) and George C. Shields (Furman University) are the latest Fellows of the Council on Undergraduate Research to be honored for their leadership and service as role models for those involved in undergraduate research, scholarship, and creative activities.

Newswise: New CUR White Paper Advocates Recognition of Undergraduate Researcher Mentoring 
in Faculty Advancement
Released: 2-Dec-2019 9:00 AM EST
New CUR White Paper Advocates Recognition of Undergraduate Researcher Mentoring in Faculty Advancement
Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

A new white paper from the Council on Undergraduate Research advocates for proper acknowledgment of faculty mentoring of undergraduate researchers in workload, tenure, promotion, and award systems at higher education institutions.

19-Nov-2019 4:05 PM EST
New Research Platform Gains Rapid Adoption
Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

ForagerOne is a web platform that helps colleges and universities build a centralized marketplace for their students and faculty to connect for research and creative activity.

Newswise: Council on Undergraduate Research Announces 2019 AURA Awardees: Bridgewater State University, Florida State University, Occidental College
Released: 23-Oct-2019 7:15 AM EDT
Council on Undergraduate Research Announces 2019 AURA Awardees: Bridgewater State University, Florida State University, Occidental College
Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

The Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) will present its 2019 Campus-Wide Award for Undergraduate Research Accomplishments (AURA) to Bridgewater State University, Florida State University, and Occidental College on January 24, 2020, in Washington, DC.

Newswise: UMF’s Gibson Selected as 2019 CUR Geosciences Undergraduate Research Mentor Awardee
Released: 18-Sep-2019 8:25 AM EDT
UMF’s Gibson Selected as 2019 CUR Geosciences Undergraduate Research Mentor Awardee
Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

David Gibson, professor of geology at the University of Maine Farmington, has been selected as the 2019 Undergraduate Research Mentor Awardee of the Geosciences Division of the Council on Undergraduate Research

Newswise: CUR Physics and Astronomy Division Announces 2019 Faculty Mentor Awardees
Released: 20-Aug-2019 7:30 AM EDT
CUR Physics and Astronomy Division Announces 2019 Faculty Mentor Awardees
Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

Cristian Bahrim (Lamar University) and Sanju Gupta (Western Kentucky University) have been selected as the 2019 Faculty Mentor Awardees of the Council on Undergraduate Research's Physics and Astronomy Division.

Newswise: CUR Social Sciences Division Selects Grinnell Professor as First Excellence in Mentoring Undergraduate Research in the Social Sciences Awardee
Released: 23-Jul-2019 12:05 PM EDT
CUR Social Sciences Division Selects Grinnell Professor as First Excellence in Mentoring Undergraduate Research in the Social Sciences Awardee
Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

The Council on Undergraduate Research's Social Sciences Division has selected Sarah J. Purcell (Grinnell College) as the inaugural recipient of its Excellence in Mentoring Undergraduate Research in the Social Sciences Award

Newswise: Executive Board of the Council on Undergraduate Research Appoints New Executive Officer
Released: 17-Jul-2019 11:05 AM EDT
Executive Board of the Council on Undergraduate Research Appoints New Executive Officer
Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

Lindsay Currie, who has more than a decade of experience in nonprofit management and community engagement, has been appointed executive officer of the Council on Undergraduate Research.

Newswise: CUR Biology Division Selects 2019 Mentor Awardees
Released: 18-Jun-2019 7:30 AM EDT
CUR Biology Division Selects 2019 Mentor Awardees
Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

The Biology Division of the Council on Undergraduate Research has selected its 2019 Mentor Awardees: Jessica Malisch (St. Mary’s College of MD), Marina Cetkovic-Cvrlje (St. Cloud State Univ), and Amelia Ahern-Rindell (Univ of Portland).

Newswise: RCSA’s Silvia Ronco Elected as 2020-21 President of the Council on Undergraduate Research
Released: 14-Jun-2019 7:30 AM EDT
RCSA’s Silvia Ronco Elected as 2020-21 President of the Council on Undergraduate Research
Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

Silvia Ronco—senior program director at Research Corporation for Science Advancement (RCSA)—has been elected 2020–2021 president of the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR). Ronco will become CUR president-elect on July 1, 2019,

Newswise: CUR Chemistry Division Selects First Outstanding Mentorship Awardees
Released: 28-May-2019 12:05 PM EDT
CUR Chemistry Division Selects First Outstanding Mentorship Awardees
Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

The Council on Undergraduate Research's Chemistry Division selects Maryam Foroozesh (Xavier Univ of Louisiana), Yuanbing Mao (Univ of Texas Rio Grande Valley), and Ipsita Banerjee (Fordham Univ) as first recipients of the Outstanding Mentorship Award.

Newswise: Donald Lawrence Selected as a 2019 CUR-Arts and Humanities Faculty Mentor Awardee
Released: 22-May-2019 8:15 AM EDT
Donald Lawrence Selected as a 2019 CUR-Arts and Humanities Faculty Mentor Awardee
Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

Donald Lawrence, professor of visual arts at Thompson Rivers University (TRU) in Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada, has been selected as a 2019 CUR-Arts and Humanities Faculty Mentor Awardee.

Newswise: Neel Smith Selected as a 2019 CUR-Arts and Humanities Faculty Mentor Awardee
Released: 22-May-2019 8:00 AM EDT
Neel Smith Selected as a 2019 CUR-Arts and Humanities Faculty Mentor Awardee
Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

Neel Smith, professor and chair of the Department of Classics at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA, has been selected as a 2019 CUR-Arts and Humanities Faculty Mentor Awardee.

Newswise: Duquesne University to Host Summer Meetings of the Council on Undergraduate Research in 2021
Released: 20-May-2019 9:00 AM EDT
Duquesne University to Host Summer Meetings of the Council on Undergraduate Research in 2021
Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

Duquesne University in Pittsburgh will host the Undergraduate Research Programs Division Conference, Executive Board Meeting, and Annual Business Meeting of the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) in June 2021.

Released: 17-May-2019 8:05 AM EDT
Olivia Reyes Selected as Inaugural CUR Trimmer Travel Fund Awardee
Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

Olivia Reyes, a 2018 graduate of the University of Central Oklahoma, has been selected as the recipient of the first Trimmer Travel Award of the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

Newswise: Mathematics/Computer Sciences Division of Council on Undergraduate Research Selects 2019 Faculty Mentor Awardees
Released: 7-May-2019 8:30 AM EDT
Mathematics/Computer Sciences Division of Council on Undergraduate Research Selects 2019 Faculty Mentor Awardees
Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

Pamela E. Harris (Williams College), Manda Riehl (Rose-Hulman Inst of Technology), and Kenneth Berenhaut (Wake Forest U) are recognized for outstanding mentoring of undergraduate researchers in mathematics/computer sciences.

Newswise: NSF Director France A. Córdova to Receive Honorary CUR Fellows Award
Released: 25-Apr-2019 7:05 AM EDT
NSF Director France A. Córdova to Receive Honorary CUR Fellows Award
Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

Astrophysicist France A. Córdova, the 14th director of the National Science Foundation (NSF), will receive the Honorary CUR Fellows Award at an April 30 reception during the Council on Undergraduate Research’s 2019 Posters on the Hill event on Capitol Hill.

Newswise: Florida Tech to Host Space Technology Day May 23
Released: 19-Apr-2019 11:05 AM EDT
Florida Tech to Host Space Technology Day May 23
Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

The Florida Tech Office of Research in collaboration with NASA will host Space Technology Day on the university’s Melbourne campus Thursday, May 23. This free, daylong event will bring together professors, students, engineers, technologists and business leaders from around Florida to engage on NASA’s current and future space technology activities and the agency’s plans for exploring the Moon, Mars and beyond.

Newswise: CUR’s Posters on the Hill Showcases Undergraduate Research to Members of Congress, Others
Released: 18-Apr-2019 8:05 AM EDT
CUR’s Posters on the Hill Showcases Undergraduate Research to Members of Congress, Others
Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

On April 30, 60 teams from colleges and universities across the nation will participate in the 2019 Posters on the Hill event, sponsored by the Council on Undergraduate Research with support from the American Chemical Society and Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers-USA.

Newswise: Suzanne O’Handley Selected as 2019 CUR-Goldwater Scholars Faculty Mentor Awardee
Released: 5-Mar-2019 8:05 AM EST
Suzanne O’Handley Selected as 2019 CUR-Goldwater Scholars Faculty Mentor Awardee
Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

Suzanne O’Handley, associate professor in the School of Chemistry and Materials Science at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), has been selected as the 2019 CUR-Goldwater Scholars Faculty Mentor Awardee.

Newswise: Applications Invited, CUR Campus-Wide Award for Undergraduate Research Accomplishments
Released: 13-Feb-2019 2:05 PM EST
Applications Invited, CUR Campus-Wide Award for Undergraduate Research Accomplishments
Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

The Council on Undergraduate Research invites applications for its highest institutional honor, the CUR Campus-Wide Award for Undergraduate Research Accomplishments (AURA).

Newswise: University of West Florida to Host National Conference on Undergraduate Research in 2022
Released: 22-Jan-2019 7:05 AM EST
University of West Florida to Host National Conference on Undergraduate Research in 2022
Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

The Council on Undergraduate Research has selected the University of West Florida in Pensacola to host the spring 2022 National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR). At this annual three-day event, more than 4,000 students present scholarly research, network with peers and faculty mentors, and meet with graduate school and corporate recruiters.

Released: 8-Jan-2019 7:05 AM EST
The Council on Undergraduate Research Launches Executive Officer Search
Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

Applications and nominations are invited for the position of executive officer of the nonprofit Council on Undergraduate Research.

Newswise: The Council on Undergraduate Research Honors Campuses with Characteristics of Excellence in Undergraduate Research
Released: 19-Nov-2018 7:45 AM EST
The Council on Undergraduate Research Honors Campuses with Characteristics of Excellence in Undergraduate Research
Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

The Council on Undergraduate Research will present its 2018 Campus-Wide Award for Undergraduate Research Accomplishments to Union College and University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee. This annual award recognizes institutions with exemplary programs that provide high-quality research experiences for undergraduates.

Newswise: CUR Math/CS Division Selects 2018 Faculty Mentor Awardees
Released: 15-Nov-2018 9:45 AM EST
CUR Math/CS Division Selects 2018 Faculty Mentor Awardees
Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

The Mathematics and Computer Sciences Division of the Council on Undergraduate Research has selected recipients of its 2018 Faculty Mentor Award: Liz Bouzarth (Furman University), Gabriela Marcu (University of Michigan), and Karl Schmitt (Valparaiso University)

Released: 13-Nov-2018 7:40 AM EST
Trimmer Travel Fund Increases Opportunities for Undergraduate Research in the Arts and Humanities
Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

The Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) announces a new initiative within its growing portfolio of programs supporting research in the arts and humanities (A&H): the Trimmer Travel Fund. The fund will support A&H undergraduate scholars in presenting their research at professional meetings.

Newswise: Purdue University to Host Summer Meetings in 2020 of the Council on Undergraduate Research
Released: 25-Oct-2018 8:05 AM EDT
Purdue University to Host Summer Meetings in 2020 of the Council on Undergraduate Research
Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN, will host the Biennial Conference, Executive Board Meeting, and Annual Business Meeting of the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) in late June-early July 2020. At these annual events, approximately 600 faculty and academic professionals interested in the improvement, assessment, management, and promotion of undergraduate research, scholarship, and creative activities share ideas, strategies, and best practices as well as chart the future of CUR.

Newswise: Council on Undergraduate Research Announces 2018 Geosciences Mentor Awardee
Released: 23-Oct-2018 11:05 AM EDT
Council on Undergraduate Research Announces 2018 Geosciences Mentor Awardee
Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

Colin Laroque, professor in the Department of Soil Science at the University of Saskatchewan, has been selected as the 2018 CUR Geosciences Undergraduate Research Mentor Awardee. Each year, the award recognizes an individual who serves as a role model for productive and transformative student-faculty mentoring relationships and for maintaining a sustained and innovative approach to the enterprise of undergraduate research.

Newswise: Jeffrey Ryan Elected to the Executive Board of the Council on Undergraduate Research
Released: 6-Jun-2018 3:05 PM EDT
Jeffrey Ryan Elected to the Executive Board of the Council on Undergraduate Research
Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

Jeffrey Ryan, professor of geology in the School of Geosciences at University of South Florida (Tampa), has been elected to the Executive Board of the Council on Undergraduate Research.

Newswise: Carlos Escoto Elected to the Executive Board of the Council on Undergraduate Research
Released: 29-May-2018 11:05 AM EDT
Carlos Escoto Elected to the Executive Board of the Council on Undergraduate Research
Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

Carlos Escoto—psychology professor, chair of the Department of Psychological Science, and coordinator for undergraduate research and creative activities at Eastern Connecticut State University—has been elected to the Executive Board of the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR).

Newswise: UW-Eau Claire's Karen Havholm Elected as Treasurer of the Council on Undergraduate Research
Released: 22-May-2018 2:05 PM EDT
UW-Eau Claire's Karen Havholm Elected as Treasurer of the Council on Undergraduate Research
Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

Karen Havholm, director of the Center of Excellence for Faculty and Undergraduate Student Research Collaboration at University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire, has been elected treasurer of the Council on Undergraduate Research.

Newswise: University of Washington’s Janice DeCosmo Elected as 
2019–2020 President of the Council on Undergraduate Research
Released: 15-May-2018 9:15 AM EDT
University of Washington’s Janice DeCosmo Elected as 2019–2020 President of the Council on Undergraduate Research
Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

Janice DeCosmo—associate vice provost for undergraduate research, associate dean of undergraduate academic affairs, and affiliate faculty member in the Department of Earth and Space Sciences at the University of Washington—has been elected as the 2019-2020 president of the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR).

Newswise: Student Success and Undergraduate Research
Released: 27-Apr-2018 1:40 PM EDT
Student Success and Undergraduate Research
Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

Spring 2018 Scholarship and Practice of Undergraduate Research seeks to provide evidence for undergraduate research's impact on student success in academe and beyond

Newswise: CUR Fellows Awardees Promote Excellence in Undergraduate Research
Released: 18-Apr-2018 7:05 AM EDT
CUR Fellows Awardees Promote Excellence in Undergraduate Research
Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

Sandra Gregerman, director emeritus of the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor; and Bert Holmes, Philip G. Carson Distinguished Chair of Science and professor of chemistry at University of North Carolina at Asheville, will receive the 2018 CUR Fellows Award from the Council on Undergraduate Research. The awards will be presented in early July at the 2018 CUR Biennial Conference at the Hyatt Regency in Crystal City, Virginia.

Newswise: NIGMS Program Director W. Fred Taylor to Be Honored at CUR’s 2018 Posters on the Hill
Released: 11-Apr-2018 7:30 AM EDT
NIGMS Program Director W. Fred Taylor to Be Honored at CUR’s 2018 Posters on the Hill
Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

W. Fred Taylor, acting director of the Division for Research Capacity Building at the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, National Institutes of Health, will receive the Honorary CUR Fellows Award at an April 18 reception during the Council on Undergraduate Research’s 2018 Posters on the Hill event on Capitol Hill.

Newswise: CUR to Host April 18 Undergraduate Research Event on Capitol Hill
Released: 2-Apr-2018 11:45 AM EDT
CUR to Host April 18 Undergraduate Research Event on Capitol Hill
Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

On April 18, 60 teams of students from colleges and universities across the nation will showcase their research at the 2018 Posters on the Hill event, sponsored by the Council on Undergraduate Research and the American Chemical Society.

Newswise: Awards in CUR Biology Division Recognize Exemplary Faculty Mentors
29-Mar-2018 8:30 AM EDT
Awards in CUR Biology Division Recognize Exemplary Faculty Mentors
Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

Rachelle Belanger (U of Detroit Mercy), Amit Dhingra (Washington State U), and William Ensign (Kennesaw State U) honored as Mentor Awardees of the Biology Division of the Council on Undergraduate Research

Newswise: David Peak Selected as 2018 CUR-Goldwater Scholars Faculty Mentor Awardee
Released: 27-Mar-2018 2:05 PM EDT
David Peak Selected as 2018 CUR-Goldwater Scholars Faculty Mentor Awardee
Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

David Peak, professor of physics at Utah State University, is the 2018 CUR-Goldwater Scholars Faculty Mentor Awardee. The award, which consists of a plaque and $5000 for the recipient’s research program and/or undergraduate researchers, will be presented at the Biennial Conference of the Council on Undergraduate Research in July.

Released: 8-Jan-2018 7:25 AM EST
New Arts and Humanities Endowment to Support Mentor Award, Other Initiatives at Council on Undergraduate Research
Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

The Council on Undergraduate Research's new endowment will support a CUR Arts and Humanities Mentor Award as well as other initiatives to nurture arts and humanities research involving faculty members and undergraduates.

Released: 4-Dec-2017 12:20 PM EST
California State University, Long Beach to Host 2021 National Conference on Undergraduate Research
Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

The Council on Undergraduate Research has selected California State University, Long Beach as host of the National Conference on Undergraduate Research in April 2021. Thousands of student researchers and faculty mentors attend the conference each year.

Newswise: Council on Undergraduate Research Announces 2017 Geosciences Mentor Award Winner
Released: 20-Oct-2017 11:05 AM EDT
Council on Undergraduate Research Announces 2017 Geosciences Mentor Award Winner
Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

C. Brannon Andersen, professor and chair in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Furman University and adjunct professor in the Department of Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences at Clemson University, will receive the 2017 CUR Geosciences Division Undergraduate Research Mentor Award.

Newswise: The Council on Undergraduate Research Honors Campuses with Characteristics of Excellence in Undergraduate Research
Released: 10-Oct-2017 8:05 AM EDT
The Council on Undergraduate Research Honors Campuses with Characteristics of Excellence in Undergraduate Research
Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

The Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) will present its 2017 Campus-Wide Award for Undergraduate Research Accomplishment (AURA) to Denison University, Hope College, and Florida Atlantic University. This annual award recognizes institutions with exemplary programs that provide high-quality research experiences for undergraduates.


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